Monday, December 17th, 2007 @ 10:56PM

Russia’s New ‘State Oligarchy’ -

Left: Vladimir Putin with Oligarch Oleg Deripaska – The landslide victory of President Vladimir Putin’s United Russia party in December’s parliamentary election and Putin’s nomination of Dmitry Medvedev to succeed him cements Putin’s position as Russia’s Leader. Now, he can freely accelerate the state’s takeover and consolidation of Russia’s remaining heavy…